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Favourite Hole
The par five 8th is superb , twisting and turning with no inhibition or restraint . Beautifully unpredictable .


The stunning setting of Donegal Golf Club ( aka Murvagh ) is part of this wonderful links golf experience … as is the long , isolated drive to reach the course . ‘ Long ’ and ‘ isolated ’ also aptly describe the course . The club is tucked away from prying eyes ( barely a house to be seen on the surrounding hills and Blue Stack Mountains ) and such remoteness is enchanting .
As for length , Donegal is renowned for it . From the back tees it is over 6,700 metres , so you ’ ll be pleased to know there are five
What ’ s in the Bag ?
Length is important ( as is choosing the right tee ) but a master stroke is needed on the greens .
tees to choose from . Low snaking dunes rush over the spacious terrain , rising to become more aggressive beasts next to Donegal Bay . This is where the best run of holes ( 5 to 8 ) can be found … not just at Donegal , but in Ireland . Here , the shapes of the dunes are set free to wreak havoc across fairways and around greens . The par three 5th – ‘ Valley of Tears ’ – is the starting point , not for tears but exhilarating thrills .